PLACE: ANCIENT SIAM (เมืองโบราณ)
LOCATION: Bang Pu Mai sub-district in Amphoe Mueang district
GPS Coordinates: 13.539286, 100.622883
OPENING HOURS: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ADMISSION PRICE: 700 Baht for adults and 250 Baht for children. After 4:00 p.m. the price is reduced to 350B/175B. There is a two price system and Thai people only pay 350 Baht/175 Baht. After 4:00 p.m. the price for Thais is 175B/80B. You can get this price if you have a work permit.
The Ancient Siam, or Muang Boran in Thai, is like an open book of history and an open door to the real Thailand. Here you will find numerous reproductions of palace halls, temples, stupas, stone sanctuaries and traditional houses. You can also visit several reconstructed historical buildings, authenticated communities with their inhabitants doing their daily chores and sample villages from all regions of the country.
If you want to take your car in then it will cost you 400 baht (or 200 Baht after 4:00 p.m.). If you don’t have your own car, you can borrow bicycles for free, golf carts for 350 Baht for the first hour and then 200 Baht per hour after that. You can also join a tram tour for free. Thai people have to pay extra for the tram tour. Some people walk around the park but it is really too big and too hot to go on foot. I highly recommend that you use one of their bicycles. There are places to buy drinks around the park. A good place to eat are the restaurants at the floating market area.
Map for Ancient Siam:
GETTING THERE: From Paknam Market, take a local Songtaew 30 or 36. It should take about 15-20 minutes and cost 8 Baht. From Bangkok, you can take the Skytrain on the Sukhumwit Line (Green Line) to BTS Kheha which is the lost stop. Then change to a local Songtaew (30/36) for the short 5 minute ride. The entrance to Ancient Siam is on your left just after a curve in the road.
To get there by bus, take the air-conditioned bus no. 511 (Pin Klao – Paknam) to the end of the line and take the local Songtaew 30 or 36 to Ancient Siam.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: Drive to Samut Prakan on Sukhumwit Road. As you arrive in Samut Prakan (Paknam), turn left taking the bypass around the city following the signs for Chon Buri. From the City Hall it is 8.1 kms. If you are driving on Srinakarin Road, drive to the end of the road and turn left. From that intersection, Ancient Siam is 6.92 kms. It is on the left just after a bend in the road.
Tourist attractions in this area:
Amphoe Mueang district:
- Erawan Museum
- Bang Pu Recreation Center
- Ancient Siam
- Crocodile Farm and Zoo
- Thamma Katanyu Foundation
- Wat Asokaram
- Paknam City Pillar
- Thai Naval Museum
Bang Pu Mai sub-district:
Samut Prakan is divided into six districts: Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Bang Bo, Amphoe Bang Phli, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Amphoe Phra Samut Chedi and Amphoe Bang Sao Thong. Click on the links to see tourist attractions from each of those districts. Or click here to see a Map of Tourist Attractions in Samut Prakan Province.